Thursday, November 13, 2008

Franke & Heidecke: Rolleiflex Original

When: 1929
Why: First rollfilm TLR (Twin-Lens-Reflex).

Also it's a first medium format Franke & Heidecke camera. Franke & Heidecke manufactured a couple of stereo TLR camera models before (Rolleidoscop), but again, those were stereo cameras, not exactly suitable for the regular job. Rolleiflex Original was an instant success, and became a parent of many more TLR models which are still produced. You can find detailed specs of this camera on the Rollei Club web-site.

1 comment:

Hervé ALL Photography said...

I just find one for 100 euros, i think it's a good deal. Everything is ok aperture and speeds works, and the window too i will take my first pictures in the week !